Our bumper Christmas Beauty guide has landed, featuring some of the ultimate in festive skincare, pampering and preening. Whether you are looking for the ultimate shampoo, the best bar of soap or leading skincare systems, it’s all here.
Soapsmith Bergenhus Collection
Say goodbye to soap on a rope. Soapsmith are redefining the modern soap offering by blending classic techniques with modern style and panache.
Their Bergenhus collection aims to evoke a contrast between the atlantic ocean and the forest during winter, a roaring fire, a warm, cosy Christmas in bergenhus. Expect amber, sandalwood, fig, jasmine and a real depth of fragrance. The collection includes their stunning soap and also sumptuous bath salts.
This is what makes Soapsmith different, they’ve elevated the humble bar of soap feature complex and powerful fragrances to remember. Packaged in aesthetically stunning and charming ways, Soapsmith products have the style and the substance to feature in any Christmas gift set this year. Highly recommended.
Find out more here.
Voya Tranquility Night Nourishing Sleep Ritual Set
From VOYA’s iconic scented Spearmint and Rosemary Seaweed Soap Bar wrapped in a Christmas cracker to a Nourishing Sleep Ritual Set, Revitalising Bathing Gift Set, Handcare Duo and Mini Discovery Candle Trio, the gift sets capture the serenity of a calm sea that whisk you away on a sensory journey of wellbeing and exploration.
The Tranquility Night Nourishing Sleep Ritual set is the ultimate luxury wind-down ritual for those seeking the best night sleep. The lavender-scented body wash soothes the senses, relaxes and helps you unwind. The Buoyancy Luxury Body Butter provides an indulgent and restorative companion to your skin. Merging Shea and cocoa Butter with Lavender and Rosemary, it’s like being in a spa but in the comfort of your own home.
Available at www.voya.ie and selected luxury spas.
Rhug estate Wild Forest Essentials Set (£72)
Wild Beauty from Rhug Estate is a certified Cosmos skincare brand that combines high performance products with a sustainable approach.
This stunning set is made with organic and wild foraged ingredients from the Rhug Estate in Wales, the skincare collection is a unique story of organic security and provenance, blended with modern principles of function and sustainability.
The set features a natural 4 step regimen of Wild Beauty’s best-selling products. Presented in a travel sized kit, this is a superb way to welcome someone to the Rhug Estate ethos and makes an unforgettable gift. The set features Thug Wild Beauty Hero products, such as Purifying Cleaning Balm, Rebalancing Skin Tonic, Protecting Day Cream with Blue Tansy & Replenishing Face Mask. If you are looking for a skincare gift that gets results but is eco-conscious, look no further. The products hydrate, restore and replenish wonderfully – they’ve completely changed our skincare routine going forward.
Gift sets start from RRP £60 / available from www.sephora.co.uk, www.rhugwildbeauty.com, John Bell & Croyden & Fortnum & Mason
Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner gift set (£79.80)
Give yourself or a loved one the gift of luxurious haircare with the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Gift Set. This duo gently cleanses and conditions hair, restoring moisture and protecting it from color fade, everyday wear and tear, and future damage. Dry, dull hair is revived and left looking and feeling stronger, healthier, and younger.
In addition to treating your loved ones to luxurious haircare, the Alterna Holiday Duo gift boxes are 100% environmentally friendly, made with recyclable Kraft paper and a residue-free sleeve. This means the boxes can be repurposed as storage for trinkets, keepsakes, and cosmetics, making the Holiday Duos a multi-purpose gift.
Get yours here.
Moo & Yoo Balance Gift Box (£55)
Moo & Yoo, a Scottish family-owned ethical company, produces high-quality, sustainable, vegan beauty products that are kind to your body, the environment, and the planet.
The Moo & Yoo Balance Gift Box, priced at £55, includes a natural sisal bristle Beachwood dry body brush and their Miracle Body Wash and Lotion. Beautifully packed, this gift set is memorable and great for your skin.
The dry body brush gently buffs and exfoliates the skin, while the body wash and lotion cleanse, nourish, calm, soothe, and moisturize, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Lixir Good Skin System (£78)
For the first time ever, Lixir have combined their cult products in a limited edition, reusable gift box.
This minimalist routine is perfect for people who want to save time on their skincare routine without sacrificing results. The products are multi-tasking heroes and work together to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin. They are suitable for all skin types and ages, and can be used on the face, eyes, neck, and hands.
Delivering that special ‘good skin’ look and feel; hydrated to perfection, glowing, plump and firm.
To use, simply start the morning with a 3-minute mask with Vitamin C Paste, and seal the skin for the day with Universal Emulsion. At night, cleanse with Electrogel Cleanser and leave on for a couple of minutes to quickly detox your skin. Follow with Universal Emulsion.
Get yours here.
Mazo Candles (£67)
Màzo candles are inspired by scents that evoke loving memories and high vibrations. The Mystic candle has layers of aromatic myrrh, woody tobacco, and earthy patchouli that will ground you and lift you up. It’s the perfect scent for a moment of quiet meditation.
Màzo essential oils are carefully balanced as top, middle, and base notes, allowing the fragrance to evolve throughout the burn. Every aspect of the candle, from the wax to the wick to the scent, has been deliberately created to ensure that the end result is as natural and beautiful as possible.
The journey began with two sisters who shared a passion for the natural world. They wanted to create candles that would evoke happy memories and high vibrations, and they succeeded. Màzo candles are clean burning and release a sumptuous redolence of natural oils. As you light your Màzo candle, feel your spirit calm and your senses awaken.
Learn more here.
Luna Essence by Botanical Elixir (£55)
Luna Essence is a concentrated blend of exquisite, bioactive, certified-organic botanical oils that moisturise, revitalise, and soothe the delicate skin on the face, neck, and décolleté.
Rich in Vitamin A, C & E and packed with protective antioxidants, Luna Essence reduces oxidative damage from stress and environmental factors (such as UV irradiation) while maintaining healthy cellular levels. Bio-retinoids and Bakuchiol in the blend are scientifically proven to support skin cell regeneration and boost collagen production – firming and plumping the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, as well as reducing hyperpigmentation and brightening the complexion.
Massage 3-4 potent drops into fully wet skin, morning and night, immediately after cleansing. Allow the pads of your fingertips to give extra love and attention to areas of developing lifelines, dullness, or stagnation
Get yours here.
Baylis and Harding Sweet Mandarin Luxury Hamper £50
A beautiful collection of pamper treats, gifted in a luxury wicker hamper. Perhaps not offering the high-performance skincare results of other brands in the guide, this lower cost option certainly provides good value beauty.
Give the gift of relaxation with this collection of pamper treats including 750ml creme bath bubbles, four 120g bath bombs, 300ml body wash, 300ml hand & body lotion, 100ml body butter, 100g soap and wash mitt. Gift wrapped in our luxury wicker hamper.
Available from their website https://baylisandharding.com/ and selected retailers.
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